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ZIP Code 08540

Primary City:Princeton, NJ (View All Cities)
County: Mercer County
Timezone: Eastern (4:49am)
Area code: 609 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:40.4, -74.7
ZIP (~8 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 08540

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 08540. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 08540. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 08540, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Princeton, NJ
Unacceptable:
Princeton Township, Princeton Twp

Stats and Demographics for the 08540 ZIP Code

ZIP code 08540 is located in central New Jersey and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 08540 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of young adults is large. There are also a small number of single parents and a large number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 08540 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 47,115
Population Density 908 people per sq mi
Housing Units 18,408
Median Home Value $571,300
Land Area 51.92 sq mi
Water Area 1.01 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 17,176
Median Household Income $125,439

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 38Male Median Age: 36Female Median Age: 39

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,3831,5921,6541,8721,9531,5351,2061,5221,7041,6961,6611,2851,108835644571410341
Female1,2621,5321,5511,8621,6191,4551,3831,7451,8851,8851,6971,4511,267970711636566666
Total2,6453,1243,2053,7343,5722,9902,5893,2673,5893,5813,3582,7362,3751,8051,3551,2079761,007

Gender

 Male 22,972 49%
 Female 24,143 51%
Gender

Race

 White 31,054 65.9%
 Black Or African American 2,282 4.8%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 61 0.1%
 Asian 11,486 24.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 26 0.1%
 Other Race 922 2.0%
 Two Or More Races 1,284 2.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner326202,4153,0952,4211,5391,054419
Renter3601,8271,159898538308280211
Total3922,4473,5743,9932,9591,8471,334630

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 10,189 59%
 Single Guardian 1,507 9%
 Singles 4,460 26%
 Singles With Roommate 1,020 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 11,015 64%
 Households with Kids 6,161 36%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male261286277297315309326275367346296350353309322325333377515469
Female231280257263283305312294338318288304339302305277308424548416
Total4925665345605986146385697056645846546926116276026418011,063885

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 08540 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 08540 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1990s. Looking at 08540 real estate data, the median home value of $571,300 is extremely high compared to the rest of the country. It is also high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 08540. Rentals in 08540 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 08540 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 43,036 91.3%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 369 0.8%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 3,613 7.7%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 97 0.2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 8,403 46%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 3,192 17%
 Renter Occupied Households 5,581 30%
 Households Vacant 1,232 7%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 368 30%
 Rented & Unoccupied 56 5%
 For Sale Only 264 21%
 Sold & Unoccupied 43 3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 208 17%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 293 24%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 368 7%
 1 Bedroom 1,412 27%
 2 Bedroom 2,034 38%
 3+ Bedroom 1,503 28%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $125,439 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 08540 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. ZIP code 08540 uses public transportation to get to work more than almost anywhere in the country. If you are a person that likes walking or biking to work, it will be a comfort for you to know that 08540 has a well above average number of people who do not use a vehicle to commute. Instead of a commute, a higher percentage of people in 08540 are able to work from home than most places in the nation. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. Most commuters in 08540 can expect to fall in that range. It is much more common for employees to have to travel over 45 minutes to their place of employment than most parts of country which could indicate bad traffic or that people typically live far from where they work.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 15,380 40%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 11,182 29%
 No Earnings 11,525 30%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 15,380 40%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 11,182 29%
 No Earnings 11,525 30%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 14,602 65.1%
 Public transportation 2,707 12.1%
 Taxicab 25 0.1%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 2,545 11.3%
 Worked at Home 2,565 11.4%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 08540 has a very small percentage of people that did not graduate high school. The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 408 3%
 High School Graduate 2,009 14%
 Associate's degree 230 2%
 Bachelor's degree 3,963 28%
 Master's degree 3,911 27%
 Professional school degree 1,261 9%
 Doctorate degree 2,454 17%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 6,689 72.5%
 Enrolled in Private School 2,154 23.3%
 Not Enrolled in School 389 4.2%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 08540

ZIP Code 08540 is in the Princeton Charter School District. There are 24 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 08540.

Princeton Charter School
100 Bunn Dr
Princeton, NJ 08540
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Princeton Charter School District
Johnson Park School
285 Rosedale Rd
Princeton, NJ 08540
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Princeton Public Schools
John Witherspoon Middle School
217 Walnut Ln
Princeton, NJ 08540
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Princeton Public Schools
Riverside School
58 Riverside Dr
Princeton, NJ 08540
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Princeton Public Schools
Community Park School
372 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08540
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Princeton Public Schools
Littlebrook School
39 Magnolia Ln
Princeton, NJ 08540
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Princeton Public Schools
Princeton High School
151 Moore St
Princeton, NJ 08540
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Princeton Public Schools
Princeton Day School
650 Great Rd
Princeton, NJ 08540
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Chapin School
4101 Princeton Pike
Princeton, NJ 08540
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Princeton Child Development Institute
300 Cold Soil Rd
Princeton, NJ 08540
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
The Lewis Clinic & School
53 Bayard Ln
Princeton, NJ 08540
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart
1128 Great Rd
Princeton, NJ 08540
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Child Development Center at Bristol Myers Squibb
Rr 206 and Province Line Rd
Princeton, NJ 08540
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
French American School of Princeton
48 Carter Rd
Princeton, NJ 08540
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Bright Horizons at Carnegie Center
201 Carnegie Center Dr
Princeton, NJ 08540
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Wilberforce School
75 Mapleton St
Princeton, NJ 08540
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Yinghua International School
407 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
The Hun School of Princeton
176 Edgerstoune Rd
Princeton, NJ 08540
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Stuart Country Day School
1200 Stuart Rd
Princeton, NJ 08540
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Princeton Montessori School
487 Cherry Valley Rd
Princeton, NJ 08540
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Princeton Friends School
470 Quaker Rd
Princeton, NJ 08540
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
The American Boychoir School
19 Lambert Dr
Princeton, NJ 08540
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Private
Harmony School at Princeton Forrestal Village
1 Merwick Rd
Princeton, NJ 08540
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Waldorf School of Princeton
1062 Cherry Hill Rd
Princeton, NJ 08540
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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